I just stepped in my front door and want to tell you I thought about many of you over the past week. I still have to unpack, and get my bearings…at which time I’ll read over the week’s posts…and post some myself with fire photos.
After 2200 miles, four states, three geographical regions, asundry fires, many grouchy, tired firefighters…I need to catch my breath. A piece of advice, as I know many of you are wondering about how you can help your SOs… With the fires running on, and on…the cold nights, both rain AND sweltering heat, stifling smoke and blowing dust, dirt and ash, dining with the hordes, sleeping on the ground, etc., most everyone I talked to (not just my fallers, but agency firefighters, fire overhead, camp support, etc.) is feeling lousy in one way or another. Lots of sore throats, fevers, runny noses, clogged lungs….Here’s the advice…if you are planning to anyway, send care packages with vitamin C or anything to boost their immune systems. (It’s available in camp, but lots of them either don’t know it, or won’t take the time to go get it…) If they’re grouchy, understand they’re probably feeling wiped out. Encourage them to pay attention to their health.
Hey, I missed this place and you guys!